70 Years Of VC Innovation — Redux

The cover image you didn’t see on TechCrunch

Techcrunch just published our contribution on the topic.

This 70-years epic story mentions iconic innovators like Naval Ravikant of AngelList, Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz, Reshma Sohoni of Seedcamp, Eric Ries of Lean Startup fame and now LTSE, Bill Gross of Idealab, Jeff Clavier of Uncork Capital (congrats for the new brand!), Oliver Samwer & Co. of Rocket Internet, Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Barak Obama, Isabel & Fernando of Spain, Chris Columbus, Chamath Palihapitiya of Social Capital, Masayoshi Son and his Vision Fund (よろしくお願いします~), Lei Jun of Xiaomi (好久不见!), Yancey Strickler & the Kickstarter crew, Draper Esprit, Sean OSullivan & HAX homeboys, Brock Pierce of Blockchain Capital, Techstars, Chris Farmer of SignalFire, Yuri Milner of DST, J.R. Willett of Mastercoin (now Omni), SeedInvest, Plug and Play Tech Center and a few more.

As it often happens after the publishing process starts, we have some new edits. As can’t easily update the Techcrunch post, we added the updates below. The main add-ons are:

  • This beautiful series of portraits:
Memorize it well — we’ll play BINGO next time!
  • This astonishing mind map:
Mind blown by the mind map v1.0 — Comments welcome at ben@hax.co

Note that we kept the “Revenue-based VC” and “Spin-off builder” mysterious for no reason.

  • The “Kingmakers” slide:
Unicorns are so 2013
  • Slides on VCs who go public (e.g. Draper Esprit), VCs who get sold (e.g. Seedcamp), and a few more things.

Last, here is the updated version of the deck (if someone could tell Slideshare to bring back the “re-upload” function it would be helpful). You can download it as pdf on Slideshare.